kalamazoo valley community college http://wmuk.org en Percussionist Pedrito Martinez Makes His Own Beat To Present Day Success http://wmuk.org/post/percussionist-pedrito-martinez-makes-his-own-beat-present-day-success <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Musician </span><a href="http://pedritomartinezmusic.com/index.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">Pedrito</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://pedritomartinezmusic.com/index.htm"> Martinez</a> was born and raised in Cuba, but it wasn't until he left home 16 years ago was he able to cultivate what would become his musical foundation.</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:44:55 +0000 Erin Williams 12766 at http://wmuk.org Percussionist Pedrito Martinez Makes His Own Beat To Present Day Success Program helps young adults with disabilities become more independent http://wmuk.org/post/program-helps-young-adults-disabilities-become-more-independent <p></p><p><em>&nbsp;CORRECTION: The original story called the featured organization the Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Agency. The correct name is the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For young adults with disabilities, finding a career path after high school can be difficult.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.kresa.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1" style="line-height: 1.5;">Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;facilitates the transition from student to employed worker.</span></p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:37:24 +0000 Nancy Camden 11737 at http://wmuk.org Program helps young adults with disabilities become more independent Mime to minister at Gospel in the Park http://wmuk.org/post/mime-minister-gospel-park <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every year, Kalamazoo hosts Gospel in the Park as part of the </span><a href="http://www.blackartskalamazoo.org/black-arts-festival-2012-events" style="line-height: 1.5;">Black Arts Festival</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. On Sunday, Bronson Park will be filled with gospel choirs, dancers, guest ministers, and a mime. That’s right—a mime. Progressive churches are using something called Mime Ministry, where silent </span>gesturers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> act out the words in a gospel song.</span></p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 23:05:33 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 7347 at http://wmuk.org Mime to minister at Gospel in the Park